NEWARK, N.J.—When Panasonic releases its new VariCam LT Super 35mm Cinema Camera it will offer a four packages for consumers. The company will also make available its expressP2 cards, the media used to record on the VariCam LT cameras, at a reduction of 40 percent.
The basic package for Panasonic’s new camera is the VariCam LT and includes the camera body, top handle, control panel and control panel mounting bracket at a starting price of $18,000. There is also the VariCam LT-VF package, which contains the basic kit plus an AU-VCVF10 OLED viewfinder for $23,700. The next package is the VariCam LT-Pro for $27,550, which adds the component of the previous two packages as well as a shoulder mount, operating grip and PL lens mount. Combining all three of the previous kits, the VariCam LT-ProEx also features two 256Gbyte expressP2 cards and an expressP2 drive; Panasonic offers this package for $30,200.
The VariCam LT camera is a lighter, more compact version of Panasonic’s VariCam 35 camera, delivering 14+ stops of dynamic range with V-Log, the VariCam image quality and color science, and dual native ISOs of 800/5000. Panasonic will begin to ship the VariCam LT in March.